Singapore 

Singaporean kayaker’s body brought home; search area for 2nd kayaker narrowed after body sighting, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The body of Singaporean kayaker Josephine Puah Geok Tin, 57, was transported by undertakers back to Singapore on Friday (Aug 16), accompanied by her younger son Louis Pang and five relatives. Meanwhile, Malaysian authorities continued to comb the waters between Kuantan, in Pahang, and Kerteh, in Terengganu, for Mr Tan Eng Soon. The 62-year-old and Madam Puah had gone missing while kayaking in Endau waters near Mersing last Thursday (Aug 8). The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency said in a statement in Malay on Friday: “Following the discovery of a…

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Vietnam 

Tây Ninh to get safe dairy cow breeding area – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Representatives of Department of Animal Health, Vinamilk and Tây Ninh Province’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development sign the co-operation agreement. — VNA/VNS Photo Lê Đức Hoảnh HÀ NỘI — Tây Ninh Province is getting a safe dairy cow breeding area. The Department of Animal Health, under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company (Vinamilk) and the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development on Wednesday agreed to build the area over the next three years. Trần Văn Chiến, vice chairman of Tây Ninh People’s…

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China 

Could Hong Kong airport shutdown give Shenzhen the edge as top air hub in Greater Bay Area?

The shutdown of operations at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) for a second consecutive day on Tuesday has tarnished the city’s reputation and could prompt airlines to reassess the facility’s role as the main air transport hub for the Greater Bay Area, analysts said.That reassessment could be supported by Chinese government efforts to expand the capacity of other airports in the area to handle the expected increase in passenger traffic in coming years, they added.Hong Kong International… Source link

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Singapore 

Body found in garbage chute area of Woodlands HDB block, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A man’s body was found on the ground floor rubbish chute area at Block 677 Woodlands Avenue 6 on Monday afternoon (Aug 12). The police said they were alerted to a case of unnatural death at 12.05pm. A 64-year-old man was found motionless and was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene, the police said. Photographer Vivian Low said she noticed the cordoned area when she walked past the block. Ms Low, 29, added that she heard the housing estate’s cleaning crew found the man when they opened…

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Home 

How Hong Kong can truly leverage the Greater Bay Area for the arts

The buzz of the Greater Bay Area project, a government scheme to link up Hong Kong and other Chinese cities in a business hub, has spilled over into the arts and culture. Last month, a festival organised by the Hong Kong Celebrations Association in Victoria Park, featuring Belgian DJ DVLM and K-pop idol Rain and well attended by youngsters, was called the Greater Bay Festival even though it appeared to have little to do with the business park. However, this may be reflective of the intention to… Source link

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Global fund managers expanding in Hong Kong with eye on Greater Bay Area and Belt and Road Initiative

International fund companies are unfazed by the protests that have wracked Hong Kong for more than a month, focusing instead on the potential of the Greater Bay Area and the Belt and Road Initiative.US fund manager Federated Investors, with US$485 billion worth of assets under management as well as its 60 per cent owned British fund house Hermes Investment Management, both plan to continue to expand in Hong Kong as part of their long-term strategy in Asia.Hong Kong has seen many protests since… Source link

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Hung Hom’s connectivity with emerging business hubs in Hong Kong is lifting the fortunes of the former industrial area

In military circles, they say that amateurs talk about tactics, but professionals study logistics. Looking at the way property markets have developed in recent years, I’ve come to the conclusion that something similar applies in real estate.Don’t worry, I’m not suggesting war has broken out. At least not yet. What I mean is that the mantra “location, location, location” is no longer enough. These days, it is “connections, connections, connections” – the construction of transformative transport… Source link

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China 

HSBC forum hears the Greater Bay Area is poised to deliver new business

[Sponsored article]There are excellent opportunities for Hong Kong companies in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, HSBC Greater China Chief Executive Helen Wong Pik-kuen said during a seminar on May 30.Wong said HSBC emphasised the importance of the region because it was the most economically vibrant area in southern China. “The Greater Bay Area is a very rich region, and the GDP per capita of Pearl River Delta is 2.2 times the average in mainland China,” Wong said at the forum to… Source link

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Greater Bay Area diversity will drive property markets across Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Guangzhou

Hong Kong might have the world’s highest home prices, but it has become an unsurprising headline. But it was Shenzhen, not Hong Kong, that raised the most eyebrows, when the tech hub joined the top five priciest home markets in the world, according to CBRE’s Global Living Report in April.This result was significant. Firstly, it reinforced the global credentials of Shenzhen. And secondly, it told us that an internationally high price tag has far more implications for individuals and businesses… Source link

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Property 

Housing policy easing, falling yuan to attract young Hongkongers to ‘Greater Bay Area’ cities of Zhuhai, Zhongshan and Guangzhou

More young Hongkongers looking to get on to the property ladder are expected to seek homes in the “Greater Bay Area” cities of Zhuhai, Zhongshan and Guangzhou, as a result of policy easing and a depreciating yuan, property agents have said.The agents said they have witnessed a twofold year-on-year increase in home sales in these cities, while enquiries from Hong Kong buyers looking to buy apartments in 70-year-lease projects have also gone up.“We are seeing more inquires from young Hongkongers… Source link

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